Source: Consumers United for Rail Equity

A study commissioned by federal railroad regulators provides solid evidence of the abuse of monopoly power by the freight rail industry resulting in higher prices for American consumers, the agricultural sector and rural America, representatives for rail shippers said.

The study, which was commissioned by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), provides evidence previously denied by the freight railroad industry that they are abusing their unique exemption from antitrust law to exert anticompetitive business practices